Oldest Founding Date (2018-2019)

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  • Among "Schools with < 200 Students", view the boarding schools with the oldest founding date.
  • The "founding dates" below are the dates that schools have traditionally.
  • Note that the definition of "founding date" may differ slightly from school to school (e.g., whether it selects the year the school first received its charter or the year it first admitted students - regardless, the differences between the two are often small).

Oldest Founding Date

Among Schools with < 200 Students (out of 98 schools)

Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School Year Founded Grades Location
  • 1.
    1744
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1079 Firetower Road
    ColoraMD 21917
    4106589279
  • 2.
    1796
    Grades: 9-12 | 6-12 (day)
    22 Spackenkill Road
    PoughkeepsieNY 12603
    18454624200
  • 3.
    Bridgton Academy
    Bridgton Academy Photo - Welcome to Bridgton Academy! Located in the Western Maine foothills and the heart of Maine's Lake Region, we've been preparing young men for the rigors of college and beyond since 1808. We Know PG.
    All-Boys 
    1808
    Grades: 11-12, PG
    PO Box 292
    North BridgtonME 04057
    207-647-3322
  • 4.
    1828
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    785 Beaver Street
    WalthamMA 02452
    781-314-0806
  • 5.
    Olney Friends School
    Olney Friends School Photo - The view of top campus from Livezey Lake. Olney Friends School sits on a 350-acre USDA certified organic campus.
    (Society of Friends)
    1837
    Grades: 9-12
    61830 Sandy Ridge Road
    BarnesvilleOH 43713
    740-425-3655
  • 6.
    Buffalo Seminary
    Buffalo Seminary Photo - Individualized college counseling helps each student explore options that are right for her.
    All-Girls 
    1851
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    205 Bidwell Parkway
    BuffaloNY 14222
    716-885-6780
  • 7.
    1855
    Grades: 9-12
    101 North University
    Beaver DamWI 53916
    800-860-7725
  • 8.-9.
    Oldfields School
    Oldfields School Photo - ATHLETICS* Competitive interscholastic athletic teams * Extra-curricular activities offered such as Pilates, yoga, fitness, and sailing* Riding, Theater, and Dance offered each season * Inspiring coaches with NCAA Division I, II, and II experience(PICTURE: Runners from the 2014 IAAM Cross-Country Championship team)
    All-Girls 
    1867
    Grades: 8-12, PG
    1500 Glencoe Road
    Sparks GlencoeMD 21152
    410-472-4800
  • 8.-9.
    1867

    Grades: 8-12, PG
    314 Mountain Road
    Cornwall on HudsonNY 12520
    845-458-7542
  • 10.
    1869
    Grades: 7-12, PG
    574 Bernardston Road
    GreenfieldMA 01301
    413-774-2711
Sorted by range (alphabetically within range)
  • Boarding School Year Founded Grades Location
  • 11.
    Academy of the Holy Family
    Academy of the Holy Family Photo - Catholic Schools Week luncheon with local senior citizens
    All-Girls  (Catholic)
    1874
    Grades: 9-12
    54 W. Main Street Box 691
    BalticCT 06330
    860-822-6279
  • 12.-13.
    1878
    Grades: 8-12, PG
    1000 Samuel Miller Loop
    CharlottesvilleVA 22903
    434-823-4805
  • 12.-13.
    Oak Hill Academy
    (Baptist)
    1878

    Grades: 8-12
    2635 Oak Hill Road
    Mouth of WilsonVA 24363
    276-579-2619
  • 14.
    1879
    Grades: 7-12
    225 S. Wayne Avenue
    WaynesboroVA 22980
    1-800-946-7773
  • 15.
    1883
    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day)
    9790 Thayer Street
    HoughtonNY 14744
    585-567-8115
  • 16.
    1884
    Grades: 7-12
    5755 North State Road 9/P.O. Box 240
    HoweIN 46746
    888-462-4693
  • 17.
    1886
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    371 West Farm Road
    BethlehemNH 03574
    6034442928
  • 18.
    Subiaco Academy
    Subiaco Academy Photo - Subiaco Abbey and Academy
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    1887
    Grades: 7-12
    405 North Subiaco Avenue
    SubiacoAR 72865
    479-934-1034
  • 19.-21.
    Hoosac School
    Hoosac School Photo - Hoosac Hockey won the New England Championship in 2007. Our team has great history at Hoosac and we play several tournaments each year, like this one at RPI.
    (Episcopal)
    1889
    Grades: 8-12, PG
    PO Box 9
    HoosickNY 12089
    518-686-7331
  • 19.-21.
    1889

    Grades: 7-12, PG
    78 Academy Avenue
    Cornwall-on-HudsonNY 12520
    888-275-6962
  • 19.-21.
    St. Catherine's Academy
    St. Catherine's Academy Photo - St. Catherine's recognizes the important role that athletics plays in the development of a well-rounded young man. Our physical education program and championship athletic teams seek to develop skills and capabilities that reach far beyond the athletic field.
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    1889

    Grades: 4-8 | K-8 (day)
    215 N. Harbor Blvd.
    AnaheimCA 92805
    714-772-1363
  • 22.
    1890
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1951 Delta Avenue
    West BranchIA 52358
    1-319-519-1856
  • 23.
    Chatham Hall
    Chatham Hall Photo - Chatham Hall offers a competitive athletic program, with nine varsity sports. We've won numerous conference championships, most recently in swimming (four years in a row!), tennis, and field hockey.
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    1894
    Grades: 9-12
    800 Chatham Hall Circle
    ChathamVA 24531
    434-432-5516
  • 24.
    1898
    Grades: 6-12
    174 Ward Circle
    Camp HillAL 36850
    2566756269
  • 25.
    1899
    Grades: 6-12, PG
    614 South Main Street
    WoodstockVA 22664
    5404592167
  • 26.
    Hillside School
    Hillside School Photo
    All-Boys 
    1901
    Grades: 5-9
    404 Robin Hill Street
    MarlboroughMA 01752
    508-485-3483
  • 27.
    1904
    Grades: 6-12, PG
    541 Long Beach Road
    Saint JamesNY 11780
    6316861600
  • 28.
    1905
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    92 Northwood Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    518-523-3382
  • 29.
    1907
    Grades: 9-12, PG | 5-12, PG (day)
    4800 139th Avenue SE
    BellevueWA 98006
    425-641-0700
  • 30.
    Blue Ridge School
    Blue Ridge School Photo - Our lake offers students a chance to relax, fish, canoe - in the center of campus.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    1909
    Grades: 9-12
    273 Mayo Drive
    St. GeorgeVA 22935
    434-985-2811
  • 31.
    1910
    Grades: 6-12, PG
    93 Camp School Road
    WolfeboroNH 03894
    603-569-3451
  • 32.
    Foxcroft School
    Foxcroft School Photo - Foxcroft Riding
    All-Girls 
    1914
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    P.O. Box 5555
    MiddleburgVA 20118
    540-687-4340
  • 33.-34.
    1921
    Grades: 7-12
    5801 Beattyville Rd.
    JacksonKY 41339
    606-666-5422
  • 33.-34.
    St. Margaret's School
    St. Margaret's School Photo - Belong to a community.
    All-Girls  (Episcopal)
    1921

    Grades: 8-12
    PO Box 158, 444 Water Lane
    TappahannockVA 22560
    804-443-3357
  • 35.
    South Kent School
    South Kent School Photo - Since its founding in 1923, South Kent School has provided its students with the intellectual, moral, physical and social framework for scholastic achievement in college and productive citizenship in adult society.
    All-Boys  (Episcopal)
    1923
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    40 Bulls Bridge Road
    South KentCT 06785
    860-927-3539
  • 36.
    1924
    Grades: 6-12, PG
    2800 Monterey Road
    San MarinoCA 91108
  • 37.-38.
    1928
    Grades: 9-12
    291 South Street
    WilliamstownMA 01267
    413-458-3919
  • 37.-38.
    1928

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    1 Rock Point Road
    BurlingtonVT 05408
    8028631104
  • 39.
    1929
    Grades: 8-12, PG
    1000 Orme School Road, H.C. 63, Box 3040
    MayerAZ 86333
    928-632-7601
  • 40.-41.
    1932
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    110 Darrow Road
    New LebanonNY 12125
    518-794-6006
  • 40.-41.
    1932

    Grades: 9-12
    PO Box 8
    Los OlivosCA 93441
    805-688-5114
  • 42.
    1934
    Grades: 8-12, PG
    Dorfstrasse
    6085 Hasliberg GoldernSwitzerland 6085
    1-401-996-8682
  • 43.
    1935
    Grades: 9-12
    18 Lehmann Way, PO Box 522
    DublinNH 03444
    1-603-563-7075
  • 44.
    1938
    Grades: 4-9
    4382 Cascade Road
    Lake PlacidNY 12946
    518-523-9329
  • 45.
    1942
    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    222 Isaac Frye Highway
    WiltonNH 03086
    6036542391
  • 46.
    1945
    Grades: 6-12, PG
    5142 Route 22
    AmeniaNY 12501
    8453738191
  • 47.-49.
    1946
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    8585 Ojai Santa Paula Road
    OjaiCA 93023
    805-646-4343
  • 47.-49.
    1946

    Grades: 6-12, PG
    583 Sugartown Road
    MalvernPA 19355
    610-644-1754
  • 47.-49.
    1946

    Grades: 7-12
    4100 South Lindbergh Blvd.
    Saint LouisMO 63127
    314-843-4151
  • 50.-51.
    1948
    Grades: 3-12
    28 Patey Circle
    RindgeNH 03461
    603-899-3325
  • 50.-51.
    1948

    Grades: 9-12
    3511 Verde Valley School Road
    SedonaAZ 86351
    928-284-2272
  • 52.
    1949
    Grades: 9-12
    294 Lustre Road
    LustreMT 59225
    406-392-5735
  • 53.
    1950
    Grades: 3-8 | 1-8 (day)
    128 Oakland Farm Way
    TroyVA 22974
    434-293-9059
  • 54.
    1951
    Grades: 7-12 | K-12 (day)
    400 Sunshine Drive
    MillerSD 57362
    605-853-3071
  • 55.
    1953
    Grades: 9-12
    500 Holden Way
    CarbondaleCO 81623
    970-963-2562
  • 56.
    1956
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    476 Skiff Mountain Road
    KentCT 06757
    860-927-0047
  • 57.-58.
    1957
    Grades: 9-12
    5430 Torrance Blvd
    TorranceCA 90503
  • 57.-58.
    1957

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    42605 RCR 36
    Steamboat SpringsCO 80487
    970-879-1350
  • 59.
    1959
    Grades: 6-12
    1701 Brandon Hall Drive
    AtlantaGA 30350
    770-394-8177
  • 60.
    St. Thomas More School
    St. Thomas More School Photo
    All-Boys  (Catholic)
    1962
    Grades: 8-12, PG
    45 Cottage Road
    OakdaleCT 06370
    860-823-3861
  • 61.-62.
    La Lumiere School
    La Lumiere School Photo - La Lumiere School is a private, independent boarding and day school founded in 1963, located in La Porte, Indiana, on an idyllic 190-acre wooded campus. Mission: At La Lumiere, we form character, cultivate scholarship, and explore faith in order to grow into more complete versions of ourselves.
    (Catholic)
    1963
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    6801 N. Wilhelm Road
    La PorteIN 46350
    2193267450
  • 61.-62.
    Purnell School
    Purnell School Photo - Girls hanging out in a dorm room during a break.
    All-Girls 
    1963

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    51 Pottersville Road, P.O. Box 500
    PottersvilleNJ 07979
    908-439-4009
  • 63.-64.
    1966
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    616 High Street
    BathME 04530
    207-443-7101
  • 63.-64.
    1966

    Grades: 6-12
    22000 Hwy 27
    Lake WalesFL 33859
    863-676-6091
  • 65.
    1969
    Grades: 6-12, PG | 2-12, PG (day)
    425 Morse Hill Rd.
    AmeniaNY 12501
    845-373-2012
  • 66.
    1970
    Grades: 9-12
    615 East Marquette Woods Road
    St. JosephMI 49085
    1-269-429-7861
  • 67.
    1972
    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    804 Dr Robert K Wallace Drive
    FairfieldIA 52556
    6414729400
  • 68.-70.
    1975
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    454 Academy Drive
    DurangoCO 81301
    970-247-5898
  • 68.-70.
    1975

    Grades: K-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    3846 N. Hwy. 144
    GranburyTX 76048
    254.897.4822
  • 68.-70.
    1975

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    220 West Lomita
    OjaiCA 93023
    805-646-8236
  • 71.-73.
    1978
    Grades: 6-12
    14 Greenwood Lane
    PutneyVT 05346
    802-387-4545
  • 71.-73.
    1978

    Grades: 5-12
    6727 South Chippawa Rd
    Wellandport, OntarioCanada 12345
    905-386-6203
  • 71.-73.
    1978

    Grades: 9-12, PG
    235 Squaw Valley Road | P.O. Box 2667
    Olympic ValleyCA 96146
    530-583-9393
  • 74.
    1982
    Grades: 6-12, PG
    950 S. Brehm Lane
    CarbondaleIL 62901
    618-457-0371
  • 75.
    1983
    Grades: 9-12
    PO Box 550, 58 Harrison Lane
    BethlehemCT 06751
    2032667788
  • 76.
    1986
    Grades: 9-12
    1539 E. Howard St.
    PasadenaCA 91104
    626-398-2388
  • 77.
    1988
    Grades: 7-12
    PO Box 388
    BalsamNC 28707
    8284563435
  • 78.-79.
    1995
    Grades: 10-12, PG
    via Cavour 13
    Lanciano (CH)Italy 66034
    905-709-7401
  • 78.-79.
    1995

    Grades: 7-12 | 6-12 (day)
    505 Spring Street
    Friday HarborWA 98250
    360-378-6393
  • 80.
    1999
    Grades: 6-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    PO Box 3050, 198 Main St.
    Chester/Lake AlmanorCA 96020
    530-596-3343
  • 81.-82.
    2001
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    4334 Hobbs Road
    GreensboroNC 27410
    336-217-7070
  • 82.-84.
    2002
    Grades: 7-12, PG
    280 King Street East
    BrockvilleCanada K6V1E2
    16133419330
  • 82.-84.
    2002

    Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day)
    2 Valleywood Drive
    MarkhamCanada L3R8H3
    9054774999
  • 84.-85.
    2005
    Grades: 11-12
    Pullens Lane Headington
    OxfordUnited Kingdom 30
    914-495-6028
  • 85.-86.
    2007
    Grades: 5-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    54-230 Kamehameha Hwy
    HauulaHI 96717
    808-670-1909
  • 86.-87.
    2008
    Grades: 7-12, PG
    333 Ocean Road
    NarragansettRI 02882
    401-788-0800
  • 87.-89.
    2009
    Grades: 9-12
    106, Grande-Rue
    Verneuil-sur-SeineFrance 78480
    0033970407922
  • 87.-89.
    2009

    Grades: 10-12
    1460 Broadway Street #7032
    New YorkNY 10036
    646-504-6924
  • 89.-90.
    2011
    Grades: 6-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day)
    1 Ames Hill Drive
    SpringfieldMA 01105
    4132858976
  • 90.-91.
    2012
    Grades: 10-12, PG
    118 Main Street East, Merrickville, Ontario
    MerrickvilleCanada K0G1N
    6132692064
  • 91.-93.
    2013
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    345 South Figueroa Street
    Los AngelesCA 90071
    213-400-4585
  • 91.-93.
    2013

    Grades: 9-12
    Slovenska 477/5
    Karlovy VaryCzech Republic 36001
    00420353227387
  • 93.-95.
    2014
    Grades: 9-12
    1500 Port Arthur Road
    LadysmithWI 54848
    715-532-0201
  • 93.-95.
    2014

    Grades: 6-12
    315 South Grove Avenue
    OwatonnaMN 55060
    507-214-2200
  • 95.-96.
    2015
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    International (Swiss and Norwegian Headquarters).
    Bern & KristiansandSwitzerland 3007
    0034637122488
  • 96.-97.
    2016
    Grades: 5-12, PG
    500 Main Street
    New WindsorMD 21776
    855-405-8600
  • 97.-99.
    2017
    Grades: 9-12, PG
    W10085 Pike Plains Road
    DunbarWI 54119
    7153246900
  • 97.-99.
    2017

    Grades: 6-9
    253 Bushy Hill Road
    IvorytonCT 06442
    860-767-0848

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